Saturday, January 3, 2009
I am trying to gather ideas on the skills and concepts that should be considered mandatory for first-year college students. I have seen teachers do everything from demonstrating the mechanics of hard disk drives to spending two weeks on typing, and in many Japanese colleges, computer literacy is a just a class on using Microsoft Office. Please post what you think should be taught in an Introduction to IT. Also feel free to post summaries of what you have seen people teach in Intro to IT. This discussion began as a thread on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, which is "An open forum for discussing topics related to education, FLOSS, and technology trends" hosted at http://www.schoolforge.net/.